Erin Barnhart is the newest associate attorney at McCurdy, Wotila and Porteous, P.C. Ms. Barnhart is extending her areas of practice to include civil litigation as well as property law. She continues to practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, Driver’s License Restoration, Landlord/Tenant actions, and Guardianship/Conservatorship matters. She is located in the Reed City Office.
Ms. Barnhart has lived in Reed City for the past 8 years and loves being a part of this community. She joined McCurdy, Wotila and Porteous P.C. after practicing at Samuels Law Office in Big Rapids for 10 years. She graduated from Michigan State University and earned a B.A. in English. She then attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and graduated Cum Laude. While attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Ms. Barnhart was an associate editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. She did her internship at the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office where she provided legal representation to clients in criminal matters. In addition, she interned at the Sixty Plus Inc., Elder Law Clinic where she provided free legal services to the elderly in the Lansing area. Ms. Barnhart completed the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College in August of 2008 and again in August of 2010. She also participated in the Leadership Mecosta Program. Ms. Barnhart attends the continuing legal education conferences sponsored by the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.
She is the current Secretary of the Mecosta/Osceola Bar Association. Ms. Barnhart teaches Criminal Law and Procedure as an adjunct professor at Ferris State University and is looking forward to dedicating more of her time to the Reed City community.